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computer screen for hours on end, you can strain them, computer vision syndrome is headaches, sore eyes. but it doesn't have to be this way. take breaks. i urge you, if you sit at the computer every day, every 20 minutes, get up and get out of that chair. sitting in that chair is deadly, too. walk around the office. look at something further away. take those little breaks, you won'ting squinting at the screen all day. your eyes won'ting as strained -- won't be as strained and getting out of the chair will improve your productivity. we are not robots. we're not meant to sit at that computer for hours on end. and if you are squinting, you may need glasses. talk to your doc about that, and we hope we answered questions you hif you have a question -- you have.
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if you have a question you want answered on a future show go to www.thedoctorstv.com and tell us what you want to know. and we love getting questions from you. we love hearing from you. so, log on. let us know what you are curious about. thanks for joining us! [ crowd cheering ] [ applause ] ♪ >> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at4 start now. >> good morning. it is wednesday january 23rd. we are taking a live look outside from our roof camera. looking back at san francisco. we're watching the weather this morning. >> the rain is mainly in the north bay james. we are seeing a little bit of a shower in the san mateo area. no accidents on the
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road way. really light rain. most of the bay area, 95 percent of of our tribe. it is dry. >> the green on screen indicates light rain. portions of highway 101. drive with caution. light rain reported around the coast. >> it is drive around san mateo. the satellite tracking has crossed the bay. in the haywood oakland area light rain. futurecast 4 shows not all of us was the rain. by 10:00 a.m. this morning predominantly in the north bank. light rain for the east shore freeway towards the interior valleys as well. >> 2:00 p.m., it will fill
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in for the delta, livermore valley. we will still be dry in the peninsula. 8:00 p.m. tonight, it spreads south. light rain for the san jose, mountain view area. >> we are still dry for redwood city and san bruno. >> it depends on where you are located. it is a cold start to the morning. not as chilly as the past several days. >> '40's in santa rosa. 53 in downtown san francisco. upper '40's for hayward and san mateo. 44 in pleasanton. not much change in the temperatures that will however, the cooler that yesterday. >> oakland, richmond climbing to the low 60s. 59 in hayward. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows tomorrow should be dry especially in the afternoon. a mix of sun and clouds began. temperatures on the cooler side. and a gradual
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cooling trend as we start the next work weeks. >> a couple of minor accidents in the traffic center. here is the bay bridge toll plaza. this is coming from the nimitz freeway approach where it merges with westbound interstate 80. >> it is a stall. i do not think it is an accident. because if you are leaving your house. it is not producing any slowdowns and the metering lights or off. >> a problem west bound 80 around harrison street. an accident. the person involved has been detained by s f p d. they are attempting to push it off the road way as it blocked off ramp. >> the san matell regional problems. the drive 12 minutes from end to end. >> south bound 101, the golden gate doing fine for those of you coming out marin county. guys. >> new this morning a quick
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note out of san francisco firefighters are battling a one alarm blaze in the hayes valley neighborhood. >> a fire broke out in the 200 block of oak street near octavia boulevard around to 45 this morning. >> off no word on what caused the fire. we have a crew there will get an update shortly. >> and other area news the city of oakland has passed a controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratrton as a consultant. >> the council members approved the contract with a seven to one vote. >> an amendment exercising one of the policies will not permit any racial profiling. >> there were mixed emotions about hiring present at the meeting. >> over the past week, both police chief howard and mayor jean quan aesthetically and strenuously the racial profiling not be tolerated in the police department. >> stop and frisk. i do not
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supported nor will i condone it. i will not allow officers to do it. our policies do not allow it to happen. we will practice constitutional policing. >> i think this will blow up in new guy's face. if you let this go on people and kids will be killed in the streets of oakland. >> hire those who are needed. whoever the city council, the mayor of our city has requested the chief has requested. these people to come into our in city. >> bratton is a strategist and can help us do a better job with public safety. i support the chief. >> in a letter to the city council mayor jean quan said that threatens work in loss angeles has been advocating for civil rights groups and local committees.
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>> the manhunt for the suspects involved in a shooting of an undercover officer in oakland is over. police have in custody five men are believed to have gained ties. >> the shooting happened monday night between seminary in harmon ave. police say, the officer was working as part of a new violence reduction crying team and was alone when he was confronted and shot by several suspects. >> the officer is now at home recovering from his injuries. >> sexual assault allegations against 49ers star wide receiver michael crabtree do not appear to be holding up under investigation. >> investigators say there were looking into a complaint that crabtree had assaulted a woman at a hotel party after the 49ers defeated the green bay packers in a playoff game earlier this month. >> however, witnesses tell investigators that crabtree did not assault anyone and police have not found any physical evidence of the attack.
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>> crabtree has been denied any wrongdoing and has been cooperating with police. there was no question beyo nce performance at the national anthem was one of the highlights of president obamas inauguration. the only question seems to be what she singing live? would she live singinsinkinyncing . >> we were told beyond say did not perform the songs live. the marine corps said no one in their organization was in a position to assess whether the performance was live or recorded. >> another statement says a live performance was ill advised because of complications sometimes. >> it was immediately struck
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me that i could not hear the band. i was seated there staring at the saxophone player. i cannot hear him or anyone else. >> kelly clarkson and james taylor did perform live. >> beyonce performance was recorded it would not have been the first. >> previously yoyo masss perform as was recorded because it was too cold for him to play ibm ed pyne reportingi- am ed payne reporting. >> we are expecting showers throughout the day. >> we will touch base with her in just a bit. still ahead we are learning more
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about the shooter open fire on a college campus in texas. why shots rang out in the first place on the kron 4 morning news continues. >>
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>> welcome back. the time is 4:10. >> class will resume today at lone star community college in houston. a 22 year-old man has been charged in the texas get the shooting. that left him and two others wounded. carlton barry is charged with aggravated assault. he is still in the hospital this morning. investigators say, a fight between two people escalated and as a shock for fired. a man is man was caught in crossfire. the other victim is not been identified. fortunately, no one died in the shooting. >> a top general cott up in the petdraeus scandal, has been cleared of allegations that he road potentially inappropriate e-mail to afford a socialite. >> the defense department found the allegations
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against general allen worked unsubstantiated. >> allen had been accused of sending the mills and question to jill kelly. >> kelly is a one-and led to the fbi investigation that blew the lid off the cia director david put traces affair with his biographer paul brought wealth. >> he later resigned from his post as the director of the cia. >> secretary of state hillary clinton will go for two congressional panels today to testify about the september attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed including ambassador chris stevens. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> a 16 member panel called the sandy hook advisory commission, formed the best-
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after the connecticut school shooting will have its first meeting this week. >> the group will get updates on the shooting investigation and hear presentations from experts involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech tragedies. >> the group includes public safety mental health experts. the goal is to come up with recommendations on school safety, a mental health and gun violence prevention. the group's initial report is due by march 15th. >> still ahead of the 49ers have done it again. making the sports illustrated cover for the second week. we will be taking a closer look at the new cover when the kron 4 morning news continues.
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>> the upper midwest is entering a fourth straight day of frigid temperatures. >> the bitter cold yesterday burst pipes and forced schools closed down. >> the national weather service says the cold as it got on monday was in embarrass, minnesota. where it hit 36 below. >> the bitter conditions are expected to continue in the weekend in the midwest through the eastern half of
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the country. >> erica will look at our forecast. good morning. >> good morning. it is not to bad as far as temperatures. most of us in the '40's or 50's. we saw upper twenties earlier this week. definitely more mild. more cloud cover to contend with. >> cloud caround hills were and portions of highway 101 have rain. it is light in nature. --hillsborough. >> some scattered sprinkles around the livermore valley as well. taking it to satellite and radar here is a wider view. a complex system in the direction it is moving in. a lot of cloud cover but not too much moisture. 10 a.m. light rain around the north bay. some sprinkles for the east shore freeway portions of our east
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bay interior valleys. >> 2:00 p.m. it shifts east. we are still drive for the mid peninsula and porches of the south bay. . >> 2:08 p.m. rain for the livermore valley, san jose and enot seen anything for the mid peninsula. >> it is cloudy now. we have showers and beginning to form. as we head into the afternoon it will grow widespread anger temperatures will be in the mid to upper 50s. could squeeze out lows 60s. into the evening hours a decrease in cloud cover. tomorrow expect a dry day. >> 53 in san francisco. 44 in concord. in san carlos 48 degrees. >> into the afternoon remember we have the potential for showers. lows 60s across the south bay. los gatos 62. 61 for
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sunnyvale. milpitas 62. a degree warmer in evergreen. >> upper 50s in the east bay. 59 for castro valley. into the north bay it is raining we will continue to see showers develop throughout the day . thenavato 54. 57 for napa. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows we should be dry by tomorrow but the wet weather is back into the forecast into the weekend. >> out to the traffic desk. we are tracking a stall here at the bay bridge toll plaza. it is for someone coming from the nimitz freeway where it meets interstate 80 west. >> the san mateo bridge some light rain on the foster suicide. good to go with no accidents. >> the foster city side.
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>> turning to the traffic maps the east shore freeway looks good no problems for westbound 24. >> keeping a close eye on interstate 580 in the west bound direction. minor slowing coming from the altamonte pass. james. >> thank you erica. >> police have arrested a man was seen shining laser a television news helicopters. this video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news, which was on assignment over oakland for the officer involved shooting. you can see what we are talking about. the helicopter was repeatedly hit by a red laser beam coming from a home somewhere below. >> in this case, sky 7 photographer was able to track down where the light was coming from. what the man probably did not know is that the sky 7 pilot was talking on radio with a chp aircraft operating nearby. >> which is pointed the
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camera at the source. it gives us a letter to the multitude in addition to the address. >> pointing a laser at an aircraft is a felony offense. it is not just a prank. the man could face up to two years in jail and a $2,000 fine. >> a memorial will be held for two bay area man who drowned in hawaii last week. >> brian baker and adam griffiths of san francisco and of vallejo were exploring the coast of hawaii's kauai island on friday when a wave knocked baker into the water. >> his friend jumped in to save him. his body was found saturday. this week, artist spent the search for baker's by. today tomorrow will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m. at
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the tropicana nightclub in oakland. >> the retrial continues this morning of a former san francisco police crime technician charged with octane cocaine through deception. debra madden previously admitted to taking a small amount of the drug spilled from evidence in 2009. her first trial ended in a hung jury. >> it is also forced prosecutors to dismiss hundreds of criminal cases are retrial is expected to last for days. >> a 22 year-old oakland mother has been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison for suffocating her two year-old daughter to death three years ago. >> tiffany lopez was sentenced yesterday's from the 2010 killing of her toddler. >> the sentence was part of a plea deal that prosecutors reached with lopez pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. lopez told investigators she put her hand over the girl's nose and mouth because she was frustrated with the child
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crying. >> people will live, work or attend school in marin county will soon be able to receive emergency alerts by text to pi, voice or e-mail on their cell phones. >> the new alert marin a notification system is an upgrade to the existing telephone emergency notification system, which the county lost five years ago. the alert marin system will be launched to the public this saturday. and one live, work or attend school in the county can register. >> the california state university system says, it needs about a quarter of a billion dollars more in state funding and what governor brown is proposing in his latest budget. university officials say, they need $371 million for the upcoming academic year in order to pay for salary
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raises, maintenance, and equipment. governor brown was to give the 23 campus system an extra $125 million, 10 million of which would be used to expand on line education. >> authorities in san diego said the voice actor who portrayed charlie brown and many peanuts shows have been arrested on charges that include stocking. >> authorities say peter robinson was a arrested over the weekend with a background check deal with a warrant against him. details of the war have not yet been released. the 56 year old is said to be arraigned today on count of making a threat because death and of stalking. >> we will be back with more on the kron 4 morning news
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>> welcome back. the time is 4:29. >> the 49ers have done it again they are gracing the cover of sports illustrated for the straight second week. >> coach jim harbaugh is again on the cover this time he is facing off against his brother john who coaches the
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baltimore ravens. >> john is 15 months older than jaim . >> is the first time two brothers who are head coaches will face against each other in the superbowl. >> there is no rivalry. therthey are pretty good about it. >> we're learning more about the famous 49 a quarterback as he prepares to head to the superbowl. luana munopz sits down with colin kaepernick spares to talk more about his life. >> his parents had two children and chose to adopt after losing another. which led to colin. >> he was very physically active. he was really smart and like games or anything that was challenging. >> he played until he won.
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he was likely to leave the table until he won. >> when calling was for the family moved from wisconsin to california. the two full- time working parents made time for their kids. >> between my husband and i we balanced getting the kids where they needed to be like all parents. >> column has always had the ability to want to go do things. when he said that i want a pitching coach we found a pitching coach and did it. >> people would say when the you do things for yourself. i would say are you kidding. i get seven hours with my son. >> that the investment paid off. collor was offer scholarships all over the country to play baseball. the major leagues we wanted
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to draft him. >> he knew he was destined to football he wrote a letter in the fourth grade saying he with play for the green bay packers for the san francisco 49ers. >> he got up one scholarship offer football from about and to that. >> (cheers and applause) it's like he put a gold up for himself. in a few years that was his goal he has been a thiable to achieve that goal. i did not care what people say he will focus on that goal. >> he can and he did he was attracted to the 49ers as a second string quarterback alex smith. >> in 2012 he got his chance to shine in the playoffs where he made nfl history. >> whow! very passionate
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and admitted coaches. the two coaches on the cover of sports illustrated. >> expect a lot more about the brothers' between now and the superbowl. we will take a quick break we will be right back.
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>> good morning. top stories we're following at 430 there is a new employee in oakland as the city council has approved the measure to bring on bill bratton to help with the city's violence. and apple is still the world's most proud of the company gets a chance to review the skeptics day as reports financial results in the holiday quarter. >> and we're watching the weather this morning there rain could be headed to the bay area. it looks as if it
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is the north bay under the gun. >> that is right. light rain around the livermore valley and union city. it depends on where you're located chains. most of the moisture is sitting offshorejames . >> this complex system we are contending with. however, not much more associated with it. light rain for portions of highway 101 fifth drive in santa rosa and petaluma. >> rate reported around the shower set shifted south. showers are around interstate 580 and for those of you driving through the livermore valley. expect like pop up showers throughout the day but nothing major. you will need your umbrella. satellite and radar shows what is going on. the bulk of the more
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interesting off shore. you can see which direction it is moving again. not expecting too much rain maybe a quarter of a niche for our north bay hills. >> tail light rain for the north bay. maybe concord out in oakland. it may impact the nimitz freeway it said 580. >> no and reported for the mid peninsula at for those of you in the south bay. >> a copy of later tonight picking up showers for the livermore valley. for the 880 corridor stretching to downtown san house say we're starting to dry out for san francisco and most of our north bay spots. >> it depends on where you're located. judging from our computer models some spots may not see any rain. >> temperatures are not as bad as the four hours ago. the cloud cover trapping and the heat. we are waking up to the upper 50s in napa and
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antioch. 58 in downtown to a disco. lows 60s later today for san mateo, redwood city. 61 in sunnyvale. >>--58 in downtown san francisco. >> tomorrow and drying trend a mix of sun and clouds. the rain chance to turn as we transition to a weekend picnic >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows gradual cooler weather. next week temperatures struggled to get out of the low 50s. it will be cooler with mainly cloudy skies. we have the potential for wet weather at the transition into the week end. >> still contending with a stall come from the nimitz freeway. it has not impacted anyone else. traffic is sailing by. >> at the san mateo bridge good to go. westbound traffic moves well fourth of
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the city. >> south bound 101 problem and delay free. you may encounter some moisture. that is not affecting a dry time. holding steady at 42 minutes out of navato into san francisco. >> thank you erica. our top story this morning oakland city council members have approved a measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton . as a consultant to provide advice to the oakland police department. kron fours will tran is live from oakland. >> 2 and one-half hours ago they decided against the us go ahead and hire william bratton. here is video of the contentious meeting that wrapped up around 2:10 a.m.. it started late in the night. a lot of people showed up. many people are
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upset because they believe the money but $250,000 that he and his group will be paid could go to other things to fight crime including social services. >> they say his aggressive tactics which include stop and frisk could lead to racial profiling. >> oakland is dealing with a record high level last year's series crime numbers went up to 3%. that is why --23%. here's a picture of william brattton. >> the community is concerned about what he plans to do although he has been successful in the back. >> off the police say the stop and frisk is not their style. they want to reduce the kron level in oakland. by the way which is the highest in the state. that
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is why they brought him in the first place. they voted 7-1. a lot of people turn out when there's something pro police. they are angry with the city council as well as the police department. because things have changed with the murder rate and shootings in oakland for the first time a long time african-american churches many of those ministers came out and supported this petition. i will have more coming up. >> a lot of people are feeling passion. regardless of how you feel something needs to be done. >> thank you will. james. >> the manhunt for the suspect involved in the shooting of the undercover officer open is over. police 7 custody fight man all believed to have gang ties. the shooting happened but denimonday between seminary at
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harvard ave. police say, officers working as a part of new violence reduction crime tape and was alone when he was confronted and shot by several suspect. the officer is at home recovering from his injuries. >> we will be right back with your business head lines.
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>> it is 49. a quick check of the market. market futures showed the dow and the nasdaq trading positive while the s&p 500 is trading down this morning. stocks posted modest gains yesterday after large companies such as chemical maker dupont and travelers insurance release earnings reports that beat annuanalysts' estimates. >> here's a look at the
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closing numbers on wall street. the dow rose 62. . >> the nasdaq, up eight. and the s&p gained 6 to run its winning streak to five days. >> today, apple is expected to release its latest financial results from the holiday quarter. and while apple is still a world full of valuable public company reported a firm belief apple is losing its edge as a leading innovator and pacesetter in cells grow. last week, apple stock fell below 5 about a first time in 11 months. >> that is a nearly 30% drop since apple stock peaked at more than $700 the day iphone 5 was released. many investors with the company has painted itself into a corner with a high-priced gadgets. >> the nation's largest retailer will soon open a small store on a college campus. wal-mart will open this door this party in georgia institute of technology in atlanta. the
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wal-mart on campus concept as a test format that focuses on pharmacy, a basic grocery, health and beauty aids and general merchandise products. the georgia tech outlet will be 25 but we're feet. wal-mart neighborhood market average 40,000 square feet. >> hope you stocked up on forever stamps because if you did not, you are about to take the next time you mail. the u.s. postal service is upping the cost of a step by a penny to 46¢ for a letter and 33¢ for a postcard. the change takes effect sunday. if it seems like the price of stamps just went up recently you are not far off. it was one year ago this week when we saw the latest 1¢ a bump. >> still ahead: luxuries right off the lot. now hayward police are investigating how well cars disappear. details on the investigation--. we will
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>> we're back at 4:44. >> let us get to the weather center. erica is keeping an eye on storm tracker 4. we have showers not white. >> most of the monster we are seeing is off shore pipit we have a light rain early this morning around santa rosa, hills burke.borough >> really not the big story just yet. here's a look at the satellite and rare picture you can see which direction the showers are moving in. it is a complex system. not a lot of
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moisture associated with it. according to future cast 4 some spots to not see any rain. 10:00 a.m. this morning. light rain for the or they owe the richmond san rafael bridge. would pick up light showers with the east shore freeway. >> by 2:00 p.m. the great chefs east antioch, fairfield for those of you in the livermore valley-- arrangetdhe rain shifts eas t. >> this is not a huge rain maker fuel of is the cooler temperatures in the cloudy conditions above. >> later today a lot of lows 60s. fremont 62. 60 in santa clara. upper 50s in the east
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bay. 58 for walnut creek. 55 for danville. 57 in antioch. >> a cool they expect off the cold showers would mid fifties for petaluma and navato. >> downtown san francisco 58 and 68 expected in return. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast shows we start to dry out as we head into tomorrow. wet weather returns as we head into saturday and sunday. >> bundle up and keep an umbrella handy in addition to wet weather we are experiencing a cooling trend as we start the next work weeks. >> taking a look at traffic here is something we do not see a back up forming at the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza. normally no delays. a couple of the cash lanes you will have to wait. >> also reports of a stall
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from the nimitz fo. >> it is wrapping up. are not activ >> the san mateo bridge has a stall on the shoulder is not impacting traffic lanes. taking a look outside at the golden gate, south bound 101 an easy ride for those of you coming out of marin county. >> conditions in the south bay, north bound 101 no problem for interstate 280. taking a look at the dumbarton bridge overnight road work still in place wraping up by 5:00 a.m.. >> the eastbound lane closures will continue on until 6:00 a.m.. >> up to the north bay green on our road way censors the drive clocking in at 53 minutes from the botnavato
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into san francisco. >> police are on the hunt for a person who shot 45 in redwood. before shots were fired a white car drove past a group of teens. this is video from hour courtship with abc said the dues. some words were exchanged between and the suspect or suspects. the suspect mr. something about the victim's clothing. it may have been gang motivated. >> after the exchange the subject in the vehicle started to shoot. >> police said the victims are between 13 and 16 years all are expected to be ok. >> a dozen high end cars were stolen from a car lot in hayward early and 12 cars are mostly foreign cars was taken from the art world motors on mission boulevard.
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police say, as many as four suspects kicked in the village of door and found the car keys and then drove off with the vehicles. >> police found one car nearby the suspect left it give it ran out of gas. >> police say four suspects tied up an elderly couple then ransacked their homes and made off with jewelry and other valuables. police suspect the couple may have been targeted by the bandits. >> my heart goes out to this couple. how there someone in they their home and tie them up. >> our fear is if they try to do it again and possibly as late there violence or hurt someone. >> the suspect are described as males, maybe hispanic
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maybe pacific islanders. police are looking to add connection to the recent carjacking in the area. >> work began on the caldecott tunnel three years ago since then crews have created a 3,000 ft. tunnel. they're out for a cooperative working on a total of lighting and air quality. transportation officials say they're right on schedule with the fourth million dollar project. >> we are making tremendous progress. they will see a drastically different all of the future. this tunnel has 2 lanes but in addition will have a 2 ft. in sideshow and 8 ft. outside shoulder. it is expected to be open by the end of this year. >> caltrans crews are wrapping up work on the sprinklers inside the the
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oil i tunnel. it is the tunnel that leads to the golden gate bridge. the sprinklers accidently went off yesterday and ready causing slippery roads. officials said the system was triggered when workers were we to retain a that. >> late night commuters can expect to find one lane of southbound traffic inside the tunnel closed. it started last night and continues until 5:00 tomorrow a new concert venue is coming to san francisco water for a period >> the america's cup of billion will be the thing pier 47 at 49 in the city. >> the anticipated 9000 seat venue will host a conference this summer produced by live nation entertainment. >> the first headline act is announced as multi grammy award winner artist sting. >> there will be the first outdoor, waterfront concert venue and is roughly the same size as the berkeley's greek theater. >> construction sets began
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this spring. >> not a lot of cars out. we're keeping an eye on rain. fairly content to the north bay. 38 degrees in south bay. having to 62 this after.
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>> good morning. >> the time is 4:54. we're looking at light rain. little expected today. tomorrow both of us should be dry. friday a chance of showers. the weekend could be on cells. now the models are going fire for the weekend. maybe a shower here and they're very. temperatures will be cooler by saturday and sunday. mid
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fifties to low 50s by sunday. >> the chipotle mexican chain will soon test tofu as its newest garrido filling in a few san francisco locations. the denver-based chain called the new shredded tofu filling sofritas translateswhich google translates as lsauteed . >> the new lead alternate is designed to help combat rising beef pricescombatsopfritas is not the first meet alternative the rest are has tested the pass. a few locations in the northeast have been selling a garden fresh and vegetables and the and protein.
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>> berkeley based food company annies is voluntarily recalling its homegrown frozen pizza, after tiny piece of metal mesh were found in the dough and flour. >> the recall pizzas are located on your screen. all varieties of annies rising crust frozen pizza, with a buy gate between january 9th and september 4, 2000-september 14, 200413 were affected. >> in a statement, the company said, no metal has been found in its finished products and recall is precautionary only. no illnesses or injuries have been reported. >> still ahead on the kron 4 morning news oakland city council has approved a measure to hire the controversial former police former billbratton, to help
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with the city's ongoing crime. at the niners have done it began making the cover of sports illustrated for a second week in the route. at rain is headed our way we will be checking in with erica who has a look at our forecast that well as checking in our morning commute with george we will be right back on the
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>> (male announcer): live from the bay area this is the kron 4 morning news. kron 4 news at 5:00 a.m. start to now. >> police chief william bratton has been hired as a consultant will have a live report. hillary clinton will testify on the attack on benghazi, libya back in september. >> we are watching right on the way. the good news is the roads are still dry. >> good morning erica. >> good morning james barret we saw right around sant. >> is all right around santa rosa this morning. it is like a nature. the bulk of the showers we will see will occur later today. >> temperatures are warmer
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than earlier this week. we are in the mid '40's for santa rosa 47 in napa. downtown san francisco mild coming in at 53. we have warm morning lows but cooler temperatures into the afternoon highs. i will break down the numbers and show you futurecast 4 in my next report. >> good morning george. >> thank you erica. good morning. no hot spots but deposal at the bay bridge toll plaza i spoke with caltran and the chp no incidents reported they're not aware of any toll lanes closed. it appears as though there is one. if there is a long chp vehicle parked at the toll plaza. a back up in that one lane in the only slow traffic or problem this morning. it is nothing that anyone seems to be talking about yet. your quick commute check shows like traffic all round the bay area. if you are heading to the bay bridge the one slow light will not slow you
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unless it is the one you choose. darya. >> thank you george. new this morning the city of oakland has a controversial measure to higher police chief william btbratton as a consultant here at the meeting last about 2:00 a.m. this morning. kron fours will tran has the latest period >> many in the city of oakland or hoping the city was in the money elsewhere instead of hiring william tratton. >>--trabratton. >> he was voted in seven to one. >> the meeting starte and rte. 930 or 10:00 last night. people were saying no
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to not hire him. although he was successful in the places he had been. they are bigger cities and oakland. they say his style is aggressive including a style and stop and frisk. which we believe that could lead to racial profiling at it could lead to a lot of young african- american and latino men in oakland being shot wrongfully by the police department. for the first time a long time a lot of peopafrican-american ministers came out and supported the decision. they say desperate times call for desperate measures. he is a picture office of william bratton coming with the endorsement of police chief howard jordan and mayor jean quan. jordan says he is against stop and frisk. he will
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squash that it does get that very much. >> we will have more including several other key man on the table. >> a quick question will. how much influence or power does the position hold? >> he is he will come up with policing plants. it is up to the oakland police the market to decide yes or no. the fact that our joint likes him and is giving him the endorsement says we need the guy. whenever he brings to the table it will be seriously considered. he does not have the final say. >> this is a band-aid approach. they hope it will last into june 1st they can revisit the budget at that time possibly see if they can vote to bring more police officers onto the force. now there are approximately 400 fewer than the police chief would like that. >> thank you will.
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>> this morning at one alarm fire broke out in san francisco stays valley neighborhood. here is video is coming in to kron 4. it started in 43 near the to a flock of oak street. five guards were able to knock down the fire rather quickly. >> it was discovered by one of our ambulance we were able to get here quickly. the fire started we believe in a trash can. >> the trash can was outside one of the two buildings that were damaged. crews have left the statscene of the cause is still under investigation. >> secretary of state hen illary clinton will go for two congressional panels today to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. four americans were killed
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including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. she is expected to face tough questions in these back-to- back hearings before the senate and house for policy panels. that will cover the september raid, an independent panel review that harshly criticized the state department, and what the obama administration is doing to beef up security in the u.s. still is worldwide. >> congressional republicans have accused the obama administration of ignoring signs of deteriorating security in libya. >> 3 trial continues to continthis morning of a former member of san francisco police crime technician charged with obtaining cocaine reception. that route madden previously attempted to taking small amounts of the drug spilled from evidence in 2009. >> her first trial ended in a hung jury. she allegedly
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stole from the last analysis unit led to the eventual closure of the facility. it also forced prosecutors to the result of criminal cases her retrial is expected to last for days. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news japan's transported agency has released the results of its investigation into the boeing 787 dreamliner. >> what they're saying this morning. coming up in three minutes. and we're watching bay area weather this morning erica has a full forecast. plus reports this morning of a possible new investment by microsoft will be talking about it later. you can't move the tv there. yuh-huh. we have the wireless receiver. listen. back in my day, there was no u-verse wireless receiver that let you move the tv away from the tv outlet. we can move it to the kitchen, the patio, the closet
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. officials and defense a lithium battery and is on a boeing 787 that overheated earlier this month experienced a sudden, unexplained proper voltage was not overcharge as previously thought. >> it all happened during all nppomn airways flight on january 16th. the new information contradicts earlier assertions by japan's transport a divorce. >> all 50 of the 787 ddrea,;omer s have been
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grounded as officials, including the f a a investigate. >> they're also looking into g yes yuasa, the maker of the charge of battery. u.s. investigators also said they found no evidence of a battery overcharging with a decided on a japan airlines 787 at boston's airport earlier this month pipit those monthion batteries are a bit part of the dreamliner design because they provide how populawer and they are very light weight. >> a top general caught in the patreaus scandal, has been cleared of allegations that he wrote potentially inappropriate e-mail's. >> the defense department found the allegations against general john allen or unsubstantiated. allen
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had been accused of sending the bells a question to deal kelly. >> kelly is a woman whose actions led to the fbi investigation that blew the lid off the cia director david patreaus affair with his biographer paula brought well. kelly had claimed that she is being threatened by brought well. peatreau s later resigned from his post. >> mçó4+y?i
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light showers in petaluma, and santa rosa and over the san mateo bridge. >> the majority of the bay area is dry. we had a lot of cloud cover to deal with. this is a complex system as we take it out to satellite and radar. it stretches up from the northwest down to baha california. >> not much moisture associated with the system. the bulk of the wet weather is currently sitting offshore. over to future cast 4 to time when private your neighborhood. by 10:00 a.m. some light rain for concord, oakland. the predominately in the north bay. >> it could affect your ride on the lead the golden gate and the rich and san rafeal bridge. >> by 2:00 p.m. today showers began to track east. we could pick up light rain for the delta, livermore
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valley. still dry for the peninsula. >> 8:00 p.m. tonight we start to see the rain tabor awful the north bay however, it will linger for east bay interior valleys. down to the south bay. we will continue with lead 3 showers possibly tomorrow morning. >> temperatures in the '40's and '50's. but, compared to what we saw earlier this week. >> monday several spots in the upper '30's at this time. today our cooler spots are hovering in the mid '40's. >> into the afternoon temperatures will be cooler than yesterday's. >> downtown san francisco 58. 62 in oakland. 59 and hayward. >> your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast highlights the changes. lingering showers are possible as we head into tomorrow. the afternoon will provide a mix of sun and clouds. >> friday at 30 percent chance of showers. >> saturday and sunday we were expecting a lot of rain
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the mostly to models are starting to back off. saturday could in fact be dry for most of the day. >> showers will develop over not stretching it to sunday. again, this is not a huge rain maker as chance are starting to diminish. >> a lot of cloud cover and a gradual cooling trend. we should be dry as we start the next work week. >> what ever was going on at the bay bridge toll plaza has almost wrap up. some activity with caltrans job at the above 880 rep. the toll lanes that were close and open. --at the 880 roamp. >> no hot spots. >> here at the toll plaza, a san mateo bridge with the west for an easy ride and problem free. >> no delays or your commute to across the golden gate
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bridge that is like an easy ride. >> picking up the traffic maps in the east bay updating five times. the 12- 40 minutes here for your ride heading west on interstate 80. hercules berkeley. >> the sow the ride looks good ones or one or brown, 280 is delay free out the problems navato the golden gate bridge. >> thank you george. >> watching wall street it looks like a higher opening today. the dow has been is in the plus column eight out of the last nine trading sessions and the s and p 51 of his been up for five straight trading sessions. >> u.s. futures are higher after strong quarterly results came out from google and ibm. >> google earned nearly 2.9 billion, with strong holiday
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advertising. watching for apple's quarterly results after the closing bell today. the expectation is that apple had five--54.7 billion revenue for the last three months of 2012. but the report its first decline in quarterly earnings in 10 years. >> thank you mark. >> supporters of california's ban on same-sex marriage are asking the supreme court to overturn a ruling that found a ban on same-sex marriage in violation of the constitution. >> the ninth circuit ruling down proposition 8 unconstitutional has been put off hold and the measure will remain in effect until the high court rules. >> supreme court will hear oral arguments on the pillow next month is due to issue a decision by the end of june. >> a federal appeals court has rejected a petition to reclassify marijuana from its current status as a dangerous drug with no a separate medical use. >> the court tuesday third
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with a bid from a medical marijuana group. >> marijuana is classified as a controlled substance, categorized as having a high potential for abuse and the currently accepted medical use, together with drugs like heroin, lsd and ecstasy. >> people who live, work or attend school in marin county will soon be able to receive an emergency alert by text, voice or e-mail on their cell phone. >> the new alert marin notification system is an upgrade to the existing telephone emergency notification system, which the county lost five years ago. >> the alert marin system will be launched the public is saturday. anyone who lives, works or attends school in the county can register. >> a san raphael lawmakers pushing for a statewide plastic bag ban. assemblyman marks levin introduced bill
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yesterday calling for the plastic band started in the 15. a similar bill was introduced last year but did not move forward because of the criticism. the new bill would require 2 million in annual sales or retailers with more than $10,000- destine what-destine thousand square feet of floor space to stop offering plastic bags. are to provide free recycle paper bad for their customers through july 30, 2016. >> police have arrested a man who was in shining laser and a television helicopter. this is video from our helicopter partnership with abc seven news, which was on assignment from 01 monday night. laser beam coming from a home somewhere below. the camera recorded this. in
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the case the helicopter photographer was able to track down or the light was coming from. with the laser at an aircraft is a felony offense. a man could face up to two years in jail and a $2,000 fine. >> the 49ers have done it again. >> their gracing the cover of sports illustrated for the second straight week. coach jim harbaugh is again on the cover this time is facing off against his brother john who coaches the baltimore ravens. >> john is 15 months older than gm. the first time two brothers who are head coaches will face off against each other in the superbowl. >> next on the kron 4 morning news a new report
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>> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. >> in an expecton expected move
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microsoft is the reportedly involved in the buyout of struggling bell computers. microsoft is in talks to invest one to $3 billion in dell . >> this is seen as a move to take the company private. if the company is bought at its $23 billion market value, microsoft would have a 43--13% stake in the company, dedll is on of a large companies that use microsoft products. >> delta says its frequent- flier program will increasingly favor big spenders or people simply back up miles. >> the airline said that the future changes would likely favor the travelers will spend more. the deltas from the tent get that memel the whole frequent-flier program for in that direction. last week delta announced that from fliers would need to spend a minimum amount of money for higher free with pliers that is. travelers
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prize that that is because it moves into the frequfront of the airport lives and lets them qualify for upgrades class. >> coming up on the kron 4 morning news watching weather across the bay area this morning. will check in with erica in two minutes. plus a new list out this morning of the top-selling car in california in 2012. we will tell you which car to the top spot at 5:40 a.m.. and a new vegetarian option is coming to some san francisco chipoltde rest nostaurants . more on that
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>> currently our temperature is running in the 40's and '50's perry e. we do have a possibility of a lingering showers as we head into tomorrow. >> we're not tracking any hot spots. here is a quick commute check. we do have light traffic for interstate 580 and through the alta mount pass way. otherwise you are looking at light traffic through the east bay. >> 5:31 a.m. as the time.
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the city of oakland has passed a controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief william bratton as a consultant. the city council meeting lasted until about 2:00 a.m. this morning with council members are approving the contract with a seven to one vote. an amendment emphasizing that whatever policies followed from the consulting will not permit any racial profiling was also passed. over the past week, both police chief howard and jordan and andjean quan has stated clearly and their racial profile and will not be tolerated and the police
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department. >> house republicans are expected to pass legislation today which would increase the debt limit. the legislation would give the government enough broad leeway to meet three months worth of obligations. the gop are dropping their instance, for now. a debt limit increase come with spending cuts. this bill will avoid a potential first ever in the fall on the nation's payments and debt obligations at least through may. it also contains a provision that slaps at the senate, the provision will withhold pay from house and senate members if the chamber does not pass the federal budget. the senate has not passed the budget bill in four years. i guess not it will have some incentive.
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>> san francisco police have arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly shooting earlier this week. seth myers is suspected of shooting daniel colon and another man early monday morning on naples street. that is in the city of crocker amazon neighborhood. colon died at the same. the other victim was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. >> an investigation is under way after a san francisco muni bus hit a woman in the city's mission district. this happened just before 930 yesterday morning when mission street near 14th. the woman who is in her 50s was taken to hospital with minor injuries. the driver of the muni bus has been placed on non out driving
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status while authorities investigate. >> san jose police are hunting for a least three suspects in connection with a brazen home invasion robbery. it happened monday evening, here ahere on bret hart dropped in san jose's almaden valley neighborhood. police say, that three or four suspects tied up an elderly couple in then ransacked the home making off with jury, other valuables and both family cars. if police suspect that the couple may have been targeted by bandits, as neighbors expressed shock over what happens here. >> the suspects are described only as a man who is hispanic or a pacific
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islander. police also looking into possible connections with a recent carjacking in the area. >> this just into kron 4. we have lot pitchers out of chicago. this is the scene of a fire alarm fire warehouse that broke out last night. but there is a problem. it is encased in ice. take a look at the intense flames. at its peak, 170 firefighters were needed to get the flames under control. the warehouse was abandoned but the cold weather may difficult. the cold weather made it difficult on crews, who had to deal with frozen hundred and ice from their hoses. >> sexual assault
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allegations against 49ers star wide receiver michael crabtree if it did not appear to be holding up under investigation. investigators say that they were looking into a complaint that crabtree had sought to a woman at a hotel party after the niners and defeated the green bay packers in a playoff game earlier this month. however, witnesses tell investigators that crabtree but did not assault any one and police have not found any physical evidence of an attack. crabtree has denied any wrongdoing and has been cooperative with police. >> we're learning more this morning about 40 niners quarterback colin kaepernick as he prepares to head to the super bowl. colin's parents say that he was always very active, and played baseball while growing up. kaepernick
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received scholarship offers to play baseball in college, but turned them down for a football scholarship at nevada. his parents spoke about his work at the experience the 49ers will take on the baltimore ravens and the super bowl on february the third. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. the largest retailer in america will soon open its smallest door. lucky charms?! ♪ yer always after me lucky charms! whoa. i forgot how good these taste! [ lucky ] ♪ they're magically delicious now all general mills big g kid cereals
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>> welcome back. the toyota prius hybrid has been named the top-selling car in california. drivers in california registered more than 60,000 of the new princess hybrid last year. that's equal to nearly one out of every five sub compact cars. the pre is a hybrid best the honda civic which has been the best-
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selling california car for the last two years, just over 57,000 civics were registered in 2012. consumer reports also called the pre is hybrid the nation's best new car bargain. other top- selling cars on the list include the toyota camry, honda accord, toyota corolla,, the crb, ford f- series and the nissan optima. >> the nation's largest reseller will soon open its smallest store on a college campus. wal-mart will open the store this spring at georgia institute of technology in atlanta. the wal-mart on campus concept is a test format that focuses on pharmacy, basic grocery, health and beauty aids and a general march endorsed products. the georgia tech outlet will be
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2500 square feet. wal-mart neighborhood market's average 40,000 square feet. >> coming up on kron 4 morning news. a new concert venue is coming to the bay area. more on its location and when the construction will begin coming up. >> a new list of the top cities that we talk about on twitter. will tell you which bay area city led the top spot. >> we will be right back.
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>> welcome back it is 5:45 a.m.. the city of oakland has passed a controversial measure to hire former new york and los angeles police chief williams bratton as a consultant. the city council meeting lasted two until about 2:00 in the morning. with seven to one vote. >> fire crews battled a one alarm fire in san francisco haze of valley this morning. the fire broke out in the 200 block " street near octavia boulevard just before 3:00. firefighters were able to knock down the fire quickly, and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> secretary of state and hillary clinton will go
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before two congressional panels today to testify about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is expected to face tough questioning in this back to back hearing before the senate and house foreign policy panels. >> we are watching the cold weather that is gripping the country. >> as we take a look at storm tracker 4 we're not saying too much moisture. it is just scattered pop up shower is right now. it is just light rain around area here is a look at 101. you
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will need to use your windshield wipers however, we're not saying any flooding so that is not a concern. here is your satellite and radar picture. and out of the exiles are associated with this system and it is actually making the temperatures a little warmer this morning. it >> 10:00 a.m. we will see that it will impact the bridges. those of you are using the bay bridge toll plaza there will be a little bit of light rain. putting the clock into motion will start to see the writing shift its way east. by 2:00 p.m. it may be rain in antioch. it will be cloudy but dry. putting the clock
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into motion a p.m. tonight it would just be some lingering showers to the north bay perry ed there is certainly a possibility that certain spot will not see any rain at all. >> keep an umbrella handy just in case when you wake up tomorrow morning. the temperatures right now are in the 40's and 50's. on average we are 10 degrees warmer than yesterday. 17 degrees warmer than 24 hours ago. into the afternoon you was it cool down with the numbers. it is 61 on tap for santa clara. fairfield said 56 degrees and 57 degrees for walnut creek. most of
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the rain we see today will be in the north and probably less than half an inch. petaluma will be coming in at 56 degrees and 54 degrees for novato. downtown san francisco hit a high of 58 degrees. >> your kron 47 day around the bay has a lingering showers as we go for tomorrow morning. the afternoon should be dry. there is a chance of showers as will push into friday. saturday and sunday we are expecting not a lot rain. just in case you should keep your umbrellas handy. we will try things out and as we start the next work week we will have a lot cool air that will be associated from the weekend system. you will notice a gradual cooling as well. >> we're not tracking any hot spots and the chp is
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required right now. there are not many incidents to report. the bay bridge toll plaza has since backed up in the left-hand lane. 6:00 a.m. is a shift change. it is a good ride across the upper deck. we have an incident for a perry ed there are no delays in they have an 11 minute drive time at the san mateo bridge. the golden gate bridge is an easy commute for both north and south bond. as we update your drive time we're looking at a 16 minute commute into dublin out walnut creek. it's westbound 580 is at 24 minutes from alta mount pass way. it is an easy trip 41 01 and 85 as you head north. if they're under 25 minutes from novato to the golden gate bridge. >> tourism board of cities
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across the nation are using social media add to their disposal to seek out potential visitors. statistics from six gift social show often 10 u.s. cities tweet and talk with followers. san francisco and ranks as the most popular u.s. city on twitter, based on the number of followers. meanwhile, new york city claims the no. 2 spot and a loss vegas comes in third. miami and philadelphia round out the top five. >> a new concert venue is coming to san francisco waterfront. the america's cup of billion will be between pierce 27 and 29 in the city. the anticipated 9000 seat venue will host mayor concerts' this summer produced by libation entertainment. the first headline act announce is
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multi grammy award winning artist asking. this will be the first outdoor, waterfront concert venue, and is roughly the same size as the berkeley's greek theater. construction is set to begin this spring. >> here is a lot look at the bay bridge. the current temperature and oakland are now is at 51 degrees. we also want to remind you to watch dr. phil this morning after the kron 4 morning news at 10:00 a.m..
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>> the chipotle mexican chain will soon test tofu as its new was burrito silly and if you san francisco locations. the denver-based chain across the new shredded tofu filling
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"sofritas " which will go translates as "sauteed ". the new meat alternative is designed to help combat rising meat prices. sofritas is not the first meet alternative chipotle has tested in the past. a few locations in the northeast have been selling a " garden fresh " bland vegetables and began protein. now to the latest goings on end the twitter speeder. teen heartthrob just been bieber has become the king of twitter, beating out pops start lady gaga
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with the most force. bieber now has 33.33 million followers. followersgag's 32.32 million followers or as she likes to call them, her " little monsters ". lady gaga has held the top spot on twitches as august of 2010 when she beat out a bridge the spears. who had slipped to the sixth place on twitter. >> working on several developing stories here in the kron 4 news room. coming up on kron 4 morning news. oakland city council passed a measure